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Intercad launches SolidWorks 2009

Computer-aided design and manufacturing specialist, Intercad has held a SolidWorks Innovation Day throughout Australia to display the latest version of SolidWorks. SolidWorks 2009, and new authoring tool, 3DVIA, were both launched at the events held in all capital cities.

The package is specifically engineered to be even easier to use, so designers and engineers can focus on design, not on using the software.

SolidWorks 2009 includes more than 250 enhancements that focus on the performance of the software, including new SpeedPak technology which allows the package to run 65 per cent faster.

This means designers get 12 hours of productivity in a 7.5-hour workday.

The authoring tool 3DVIA is used to create images and 3D animations for technical publications, product documentation and marketing presentations.

This technology links with CAD data so that any design changes made to a product automatically flow through to any technical documentation, eliminating time-consuming manual document revision.

The Innovation Days featured expert tips and tricks on using the software and included breakout sessions on SolidWorks-associated products, DriveWorks, SolidWorks Simulation and SolidWorks PDM.